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09 Sep 2016
20 Years of coastal clean-up

17 September 2016 will be the twentieth year that South Africa is actively participating in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day…

20 Years of coastal clean-up

17 September 2016 will be the twentieth year that South Africa is actively participating in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICC) – an annual, international event that sees thousands of volunteers flock to beaches around the world to pick up and remove litter from beaches and the marine environment.

11 Aug 2016
Sika sponsors Deo Gloria house roof repair

The site of the project was Deo Gloria House, a well-established NPO that has been feeding the surrounding underprivileged communities…

Sika sponsors Deo Gloria house roof repair

The site of the project was Deo Gloria House, a well-established NPO that has been feeding the surrounding underprivileged communities for almost ten years. The area to be waterproofed was approximately 200m2. Armed with paintbrushes, brooms and scrapers, all kindly donated by Academy Brushware, the Sika team commenced this special…

11 Aug 2016
Overberg Agri honours suppliers

Agrinet was nominated in the small retail division and walked away with the award. Both Mr. Francois Joubert, Agrinet Managing…

Overberg Agri honours suppliers

Agrinet was nominated in the small retail division and walked away with the award. Both Mr. Francois Joubert, Agrinet Managing Director: Operations and Colin van Dalen, Agrinet Trade Manager highlighted the importance of partnerships in the supply chain. “Overberg Agri values its relationship with suppliers to help find solutions and…

11 Aug 2016
Skateistan comes to SA

“Skateistan’s not just about skating. It’s about giving people life skills and hope for their future,” says Tony Hawk, a…

Skateistan comes to SA

“Skateistan’s not just about skating. It’s about giving people life skills and hope for their future,” says Tony Hawk, a professional skateboarder and global Skateistan Ambassador.

27 Jul 2016
QCTO accreditation for SAPMA Assessment centre

SAPMA has been advised that its Assessment Centre has been accredited to conduct assessments of students studying for Occupational Certificate:…

QCTO accreditation for SAPMA Assessment centre

SAPMA has been advised that its Assessment Centre has been accredited to conduct assessments of students studying for Occupational Certificate: Chemist, Surface Coatings Technologist.

04 Jul 2016
How to handle products

Whenever you are cleaning, moving or demonstrating any product your hand movements and the general way you treat it tells…

How to handle products

Whenever you are cleaning, moving or demonstrating any product your hand movements and the general way you treat it tells the customer a story about its value. Even the lowest priced products should be handled as if they are fragile… with respect, with feeling and with the utmost care.

04 Jul 2016
Building confidence edges lower

The FNB/BER building confidence index can vary between zero (indicating an extreme lack of confidence) and 100 (indicating extreme confidence).…

Building confidence edges lower

The FNB/BER building confidence index can vary between zero (indicating an extreme lack of confidence) and 100 (indicating extreme confidence). It reveals the percentage of respondents that are satisfied with prevailing business conditions in six sectors, namely architects, quantity surveyors, main contractors, sub-contractors (plumbers, electricians, carpenters and shop fitters), manufacturers…

04 Jul 2016
Building a solid business

When the going gets tough, Cashbuild, it appears, shines. Despite South Africa’s economy being on a downward trajectory – GDP…

Building a solid business

When the going gets tough, Cashbuild, it appears, shines. Despite South Africa’s economy being on a downward trajectory – GDP grew little more than 1% last year, and is expected to grow only 0.6% this year according to Standard & Poor’s. Still, the building materials retailer delivered strong results for…

22 Jun 2016
Industry opposed to scrapping SETA

The government’s dictatorial attitude towards training has been a major obstacle towards the upliftment of skills in industry and business.…

Industry opposed to scrapping SETA

The government’s dictatorial attitude towards training has been a major obstacle towards the upliftment of skills in industry and business. New legislation now proposed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) would greatly exacerbate the situation warned Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA).…

22 Jun 2016
Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro has entered into an agreement with Synthomer PLC to acquire 100% of the shares in Revertex, which, in turn,…

Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro has entered into an agreement with Synthomer PLC to acquire 100% of the shares in Revertex, which, in turn, holds 100% shares in Synthomer and 50% of the share-holding in Arkem. This transaction is subject to the approval of the Competition Commission of SA and once approved will be…

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